Caribbean Yacht Charter


Renowned for sparkling turquoise waters, sweeping sandy beaches and a blissfully laid-back lifestyle, the Caribbean islands are the ultimate cruising destination. Just whispering the word “Caribbean” puts one in mind of lilting accents, smiling faces, palm trees and soft beaches lapped by sparkling blue waters. Discover the archipelago'ss continuous arc of islands from the Grenadines in the south to the Virgin Islands in the north, or sail west to the Turks and Caicos, and the crystal-clear waters of The Bahamas. A haven for waterborne travelers, these destinations offer some of the best tropical island cruising in the world.


Awakening even the dullest of senses with their color, warmth and easy charm, the islands of the Caribbean are a mélange of the vibrant cultures that have washed over their shores for centuries. Dutch, French, British, Spanish and North American influences abound, making the islands truly cosmopolitan. Covering a vast area, they offer countless cruising possibilities. From the alluring Virgin Islands to the rugged tropical Leeward Islands, the sand-fringed Grenadines or the Turks and Caicos, there are hundreds of islands offering dramatic scenery, fantastic watersports, world-class cuisine, fascinating history and welcoming locals.


Alternatively, the dazzling sands of The Bahamas invite total relaxation year-round. A playground for superyachts for many years, the 700 islands and cays are best explored from the water.


Whether you are looking to welcome in the New Year in St. Barths or to rejuvenate in the Exumas, the warm temperatures and steady tradewinds make these varied tropical islands a hotspot for both motor and sailing yachts. Your Northrop & Johnson charter expert will be able to recommend the best itinerary for your preferred activities and help find the perfect yacht.

Expert Advice

The best time to visit the Caribbean is during the North American winter, from December through March when the weather is temperate, more yachts are in the area and the on-shore amenities are available. If you do choose to cruise off-season, you’ll find the islands to be less busy, allowing you to visit hot spots without any crowds.

Destinations in Caribbean Yacht Charters


With some 700 islands and uninhabited cays lying in a gentle east-west curve just 50 miles south of the US coast of Florida, the cruising possibilities for The Bahamas archipelago are blissfully endless and the best way to discover these isles is by luxury yacht.

british virgin islands

With a balmy climate, steady easterly trade winds and an abundance of sheltered anchorages, the US and British Virgin Islands were made for the waterborne. Coral reefs, stunning beaches, incredible land-based activities and natural wonders abound.

Panorama of beach in Martinique

leeward islands

If you crave a Caribbean idyll with white-sand beaches, lush rainforests, Caribbean charm and a touch of chic luxury, then the Leeward Islands are for you. Both ashore and on the water, these islands offer an exotic concoction of modern panache and relaxation.

turks and caicos

Turks and Caicos may not be a classic Caribbean cruising ground, but its 41 islands offer an abundance of attractions for any luxury yacht charter. While these isles are blessed with more than a touch of luxury, they remain, as yet, unspoiled and are ready to be discovered.

Island of St. Lucia

windward islands

Sprinkled between the volcanic peaks of St. Lucia and Grenada are a trail of palm-studded sandbars, coral reefs and islets known as the Windward Islands. Here you’ll find an abundance of natural beauty, ample dive sites and some of the best fishing grounds in the world.